Four previous editions can’t be wrong: this book is theperfect introduction to 3D and Maya. Learn to build and animateyour own digital models and scenes with step-by-step instructionand fun and practical examples, while you draw inspiration from thestriking examples included from talented Maya users. You’llcreate a simple animation of the planets in the solar system, learnto model a human hand and a decorative box—among otherprojects—and master all essential tools.Provides a thorough, step-by-step introduction to Maya2011 Explains the core concepts of CG and working in 3D Covers modeling, rigging, HDRI lighting, mental ray rendering,and more Provides project files on CD and walks you through the creationof several projects; the CD also includes images, movies, and scenefiles Includes a color insert with pages of striking examples fromtalented Maya beginners
Build your Maya and animation skills from the ground up withthis practical, thorough guide.
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